School financial performance

School principals are responsible for the financial management of their schools. They have authority over the use of all funds provided, whether by the state government or by their school community.

The department has a responsibility to support schools and school leaders in financial management. One feature of a sound financial management support environment is the ability to identify schools which may require guidance and provide necessary assistance.

All NSW public schools are now operating in SAP Finance.  A new tool will replace the Schools Finance Systems portal. The new tool will have features allowing users to easily view and understand informative financial data. Coming soon! Please keep an eye out in February 2018.

Note: The Schools Finance Systems portal requires a username and password. For further information please contact

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